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Bhutan and ADB

ADB has supported Bhutan through various programs since 1982, with strong emphasis on renewable energy production, transport connectivity, and key urban infrastructure projects.

14 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Boosts Its Funding for Bhutan’s Phuentsholing Township Development and Loan to Finance Rural Cottage and Small Industries

The Asian Development Bank and the Royal Government of Bhutan have signed financing agreements today to support the ongoing Phuentsholing township development and enhance to finance for rural cottage and small industries.

14 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB to Enhance Access to Finance of Rural Industries in Bhutan

ADB has approved a $20 million loan to improve access to financial services of rural cottage and small industries (CSIs) in Bhutan.

01 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Boosts its Funding for Bhutan’s Phuentsholing Township Development

The Asian Development Bank has approved an $18.5 million concessional loan and a $10 million grant as additional financing for the Phuentsholing Township Development Project in Bhutan.

06 Nov 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB, Bhutan Sign $3 Million Grant for Alternative Renewable Energy Pilot Project

The Royal Government of Bhutan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a $3 million grant from the ADB-administered Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) to demonstrate viability and sustainability of solar power... 


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23 Feb 2021 | Asian Development Blog

Can a more secure financial system help raise Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness?

Bhutan is working to decrease opportunities for money laundering while increasing the security of the financial system.

27 Nov 2020 | Asian Development Blog

In Bhutan, bold policies could make land pooling a powerful urban development tool

In order to be effective, land pooling needs to be supported by policy measures that ensure the benefits accrue equally to landowners, the community, and the government. 

18 Nov 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Coping with the pandemic in South Asia by making it easier to trade

The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.

04 Dec 2019 | Asian Development Blog

Estimating the value of women’s unpaid work in Asia’s homes

Work done within the home, including caring for children, is extremely important to society but undervalued and poorly tracked. 


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